Co-Crucifixion - Oswald Chambers. . . our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin -Romans 6:6Co-Crucifixion. Have you made the following decision about sin-that it must be completely killed in you? It takes a long time to come to the point of making this complete and effective decision about sin.It is, however, the greatest moment in your life once you decide that sin must die in you-not simply be restrained, suppressed, or counteracted, but crucified-just as Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world. No one can bring anyone else to this decision. We may be mentally and spiritually convinced, but what we need to do is actually make the decision that Paul urged us to do in this passage.Pull yourself up, take some time alone with God, and make this important decision, saying, "Lord, identify me with Your death until I know that sin is dead in me." Make the moral decision that sin in you must be put to death.This was not some divine future expectation on the part of Paul, but was a very radical and definite experience in his life. Are you prepared to let the Spirit of God search you until you know what the level and nature of sin is in your life- to see the very things that struggle against God's Spirit in you? If so, will you then agree with God's verdict on the nature of sin- that it should be identified with the death of Jesus? You cannot "reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin" Romans 6:11 unless you have radically dealt with the issue of your will before God.Have you entered into the glorious privilege of being crucified with Christ, until all that remains in your flesh and blood is His life? "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me . . ." Galatians 2:20.
Yes this is Great News!! We were crucified with Christ.Many people truly believe that Jesus Christ was crucified but they seem to miss the fact that their own crucifixion was just as real as Christ's was.Do not forget that this crucifixion is a done deal.Our part is to reckon ourselves dead. This just means we can count on it as a PAST REALITY.Now this does not require work of effort. It is just our response to seeing all that God in Christ has already done for us and in us.It would be impossible to count on this or reckon it if it was not already an accomplished fact.If someone put 1,000,000 in your bank account only then could you count on it and spend it. If it was not there you could never count on it or spend it.Now there is even Better News than This!!We have been given a new heart and a new Spirit. God in Christ has already totally destroyed who we were in Adam and recreated us. We are now in Christ!! We are a new creation.We have been made one with God and we now have Christ HIMSELF living and abiding within us.Look at all that God in Christ has already accomplished for us and in us and count on it by embracing the true reality of it.
Co-Crucifixion - Oswald Chambersgood articel.